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Matric Dance magic at Ouland Royale

Our Grade 12s were treated to a magical evening on Friday at the annual Matric Dance. After joining teachers and parents for a cocktail function in the school hall, the Matric pupils and their partners were whisked off to their surprise venue for the evening – Ouland Royale in Plettenberg Bay. Heartfelt thanks to the […]

Paddling all the way to Junior Champs

Good luck to our four College pupils who are currently in Ireland where they will be competing in the 2019 Canoe Polo Junior International Championships, from 31 July to 4 August. Grade 9 pupils Taya Hanton, Kyla Hanton and Jack Ligeti, as well as Joshua Smith (Grade 11), join six other Knysna students at the […]

Nene inspires with words of wisdom

Oakhill staff, parents and the broader Knysna community were treated to a phenomenal talk last night by internationally-renowned presenter, Nene Molefi. With great insight and humour, she beautifully articulated many of the conscious and unconscious biases we may carry, across gender, race, age, ability or other spheres. Her message emphasised that every individual can contribute […]

KPSSSU finals here we come!

Congratulations to our U13 and U11 rugby teams, who played in the KPSSSU semi-finals at the OSC yesterday. After a tight game, our U13 team unfortunately lost to Kranshoek, while our U11s managed to clinch a win against Hornlee in the knockout stages, after drawing 0-0 by the end of the game. Our U11 team […]

Silver for Lily at SA Schools hockey finals

Last term we announced Lily Donnell’s selection for the Western Cape U14 Girls hockey team – a first for Oakhill! During the holidays, this team played six matches at the South African Schools Sports National Winter Games, which is run by the South African Department of Sport & Recreation, and was held in Durban this […]

Life Sciences in action

Last term the Grade 8s were applying the textbook theory on soil types, in a practical lesson. They had to identify 3 unknown soil types based on various experiments. It required doing the various experiments, analysing the data and putting together a report based on their findings. The groups all chose to collaborate on google […]

Woodridge Derby days

Hats off to all our College hockey players, coaches and supporters who braved the cold and wet on Thursday and Friday in support of our annual derby against Woodridge College. It was another wonderful interaction between our two schools, with the focus on participation, sportsmanship and healthy competition. Last term our Prep pupils also had […]

2019 Eden Hockey Representatives

Oakhill is extremely proud of our College and Prep (U13) pupils who were selected to represent Eden at the South African Inter-Provincial National and Regional Tournaments (IPTs) in Pietermaritzburg, Bloemfontein and Paarl during the July school holidays. Once again, our entrenched culture of hockey at Oakhill, grown from the Foundation Phase, yields its rewards for those […]

Viljoen sisters receive angling accolades

During the holidays, sisters Gené and Chanzelee Viljoen received accolades at the annual prize-giving of the Eden Light Tackle Boat Angling Association. Gené (Grade 8) was awarded with the gold medal and trophy for Eden Top Junior Angler 2018/2019 (combined U16 and U21). She was also captain of the U16 team that represented Eden at the 2019 […]

Cape Town International Hockey Festival

During the holidays our 1st hockey teams participated in the Cape Town International Hockey tournament. This tournament draws schools from around the country, as well as from the UK and Nambia. The boys played 7 matches, winning 3, losing 3 and drawing one, with Rick Matter as Oakhill’s player of the tournament. The girls also […]

FP celebrate Madiba Day

On 18 July, our Foundation Phase pupils commemorated Madiba Day with the theme of kindness. Within their homes, they gathered clothing and warm items to donate to others less fortunate than themselves. The morning was spent packing and sorting, ready for distribution! “I believe that in the end, it is kindness and accommodation that are […]

Letter from the Head of School – July 2019

[ Download letter as a PDF ] 18 July 2019 Dear Oakhill parents, staff and friends Welcome to our spring term – can you believe it? I do hope that you managed to wind down and reconnect with loved  ones during the winter vacation and that the time of rest rejuvenated you, and especially your children. If […]

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